Light Crust Doughboys

The Light Crust Doughboys is an American Western swing band from Texas, United States, organized in 1931 by the Burrus Mill and Elevator Company in Saginaw, Texas. The band achieved its peak popularity in the few years leading up to World War II. In addition to launching Western swing pioneers Bob Wills and Milton Brown, it provided a platform for many of the best musicians of the genre, including Tommy Duncan, Cecil Brower, John Parker and Kenneth Pitts.

The original group disbanded in 1942, although band member Marvin Montgomery led a new version organized in the 1960s. A contemporary incarnation beginning in the 1990s (including Montgomery until his death in 2001) bills itself as the longest-running country music band in the world.

The Light Crust Doughboys were charter inductees into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame in 1989, and were also inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. In December 2005, the Light Crust Doughboys Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Quitman, Texas. The Light Crust Doughboys Museum was later moved in 2015 to the Auvenshine Library at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas.

Birth and Death Data: Born Founded 1931

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

See Also: Light Crust Doughboys

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-70670 10-in. 2/9/1932 Sunbonnet Sue Light Crust Doughboys Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars Musical group  
Victor BVE-70671 10-in. 2/9/1932 Nancy Jane Light Crust Doughboys Male vocal ensemble, with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars Musical group  
Brunswick DAL538 10-in. 5/14/1938 Beautiful Ohio Light Crust Doughboys String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Brunswick DAL540 10-in. 5/14/1938 The hills of old Wyomin' Light Crust Doughboys String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Brunswick DAL107 10-in. 9/20/1935 Nobody's darling but mine Light Crust Doughboys String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Brunswick DAL112 10-in. 9/20/1935 The waltz you saved for me Light Crust Doughboys String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Brunswick DAL388 10-in. 6/20/1937 The eyes of Texas Light Crust Doughboys String band, with group vocal Musical group  
Brunswick DAL389 10-in. 6/20/1937 Washington and Lee swing Light Crust Doughboys String band Musical group  
Brunswick DAL830 10-in. 6/15/1939 Oh baby blues (you won't have no mama at all) Light Crust Doughboys String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Brunswick DAL831 10-in. 6/15/1939 Beer drinkin' mama Light Crust Doughboys String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Brunswick DAL1056 10-in. 4/24/1940 Rainbow Light Crust Doughboys String band Musical group  
Brunswick DAL1057 10-in. 4/24/1940 Alice blue gown Light Crust Doughboys String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Brunswick DAL1070 10-in. 4/26/1940 South Light Crust Doughboys String band Musical group  
Vocalion 25317 10-in. 9/11/1939 I'll keep on loving you Light Crust Doughboys String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Vocalion 25318 10-in. 9/11/1939 Little rubber dolly Light Crust Doughboys String band, with male vocal duet Musical group  
Decca 93651 10-in. 4/24/1941 I'll be waiting for you darling Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  
Decca 93652 10-in. 4/24/1941 Gallopin' to Gallup Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  
Decca 93653 10-in. 4/24/1941 I'll keep on wishing for you Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  
Decca 93654 10-in. 4/24/1941 Blanket me with western skies Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  
Decca 93655 10-in. 4/24/1941 Rodeo queen Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  
Decca 93656 10-in. 4/24/1941 Shy Anne from Old Cheyenne Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  
Decca 93657 10-in. 4/24/1941 Sunny San Antone Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  
Decca 93658 10-in. 4/24/1941 I want to be a cowboy's sweetheart Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  
Decca 93721 10-in. 4/24/1941 I'm gonna have a cowboy wedding Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Light Crust Doughboys," accessed April 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110831.

Light Crust Doughboys. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110831.

"Light Crust Doughboys." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 April 2024.

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